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hedge fund manager Erik Townsend

Erik Townsend is a retired software entrepreneur turned hedge fund manager. Throughout his career, Erik has capitalized on his ability to understand complex systems and anticipate paradigm shifts far in advance of the mainstream. Read More...

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Jim Rogers largeErik Townsend welcomes Jim Rogers back to MacroVoices. Erik and Jim discuss:

  • What’s in store for the U.S. Equity Markets?
  • Outlook on the U.S. Dollar
  • Is the 35-year bond bull market over?
  • Where are junk bonds going?
  • History of government failures
  • His views on the global populist movements
  • Is there war on the horizon? 
  •  Are the Russian’s being scapegoated? 
  • Update on his views on gold
  • His views on movement to cashless society
  • Are we moving away from a free society?

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JSchwager Photo Barcelona FINALErik Townsend welcomes Jack Schwager to MacroVoices. Erik and Jack discuss:

  • How has futures trading evolved over the last few decades?
  • Understanding leverage – stocks vs. futures
  • Technical Analysis vs Fundamental Analysis
  • The Most Important Rule in Technical Trading
  • Understanding Continuous Futures Contacts
  • Systems Trading
  • Understanding Fundamental Analysis on Futures
  • Lessons from the Market Wizards
  • What’s new at Fundseeder

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David Rosenberg headshot HRErik Townsend welcomes David Rosenberg to MacroVoices. Erik and David discuss:

  • How long does the Trump rally last?
  • Is inflation really a risk moving forward?  
  • When is it time to become bearish on the markets? 
  • When is it time to make your fundamental asset mix shift?
  • Fed will play an important role in how the cycle plays out
  • US dollar outlook
  • Canadian Dollar and Canadian Monetary Policy
  • Future of European Union
  • Is the 35-year bond bull market over?
  • Opportunities and Outlook for 2017 

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Raoul Pal

Erik Townsend welcomes back Raoul Pal, co-founder of Real Vision TV back to MacroVoices.  Erik and Raoul discuss:

  • Trump impact on the U.S. Dollar
  • Is the bond bull market over and where are yields moving from here
  • Update on the business cycle (spoiler alert: it is long in the tooth)
  • Looking at the European banks and can they survive the next recession
  • The overcrowded VIX contango trade
  • The short-term direction of gold
  • The big opportunities of 2017
  • Update on crude oil
  • Junk bonds, when do the credit risk return

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Rick RuleErik Townsend welcomes back Rick Rule from Sprott Global to MacroVoices. Erik and Rick discuss:

  • Trump impact on precious metal prices
  • Impact of real yields, inflation, debt and the U.S. Dollar on gold prices
  • Due Diligence in making private placements in gold and silver mining companies
  • Evaluating intellectual property and physical property
  • Characteristics successful and failed endeavors
  • The risk vs. reward of speculating in pre-revenue private placements
  • How much time and capital is needed to invest in early stage startups
  • Being a contrarian, looking where the market is not paying attention

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David HayErik Townsend welcomes David Hay to MacroVoices. Erik and David discuss:

  • Trump victory rally likely overbought
  • Recession risk remains high
  • Market fails to discount effect of Trump tax plan on corporate buybacks
  • USD Rally can’t continue indefinitely; Plaza Accord 2.0 is inevitable
  • Global debt burden poses serious risk to full recovery
  • Recession could still spell much lower treasury yields
  • China situation bad but probably not bad enough to trigger global downturn
  • Energy MLPs have tripled in 2016 – Dave still Bullish

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RealVision TV red 01An interview which was originally aired on June 2, 2016, between Raoul Pal of Real Vision and Edward Misrahi, Goldman Sachs alumni and founder of Eton Park.

 

 

 

 

 

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E 4552Color 1Erik Townsend and Aaron Chan introduce the Accredited Investor Academy Series, Part 4. We’re taking this week off from our regular show format, so instead of a featured interview guest, we’re airing the final part of a four-part series about learning to be a sophisticated private investor.

Erik and Aaron discuss:

  • Definition and origins of the hedge fund
  • Whether active managers are able to outperform the market
  • Impediments to investing in the "top name" hedge funds
  • Various hedge fund strategies
  • How to learn and gather more information on hedge funds
  • CTA's and managed futures commodity pools
  • Fund of funds

 

 

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RealVision TV red 01An interview which was originally published on August 2, 2016, between Grant Williams of Real Vision and Paul J. Isaac, CEO and Founder of Arbiter Partners Capital Management.

 

 

 

 

  

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David S Rose 2013Erik Townsend and Aaron Chan introduce the Accredited Investor Academy Series, Part 3A. We’re taking this week off from our regular show format, so instead of a featured interview guest, we’re airing the third of a four-part series about learning to be a sophisticated private investor.

Erik and David discuss:

  • Background and introduction to angel investing and entrepreneurship through his great uncle David Rose
  • What angel investing actually is, how it might fit in a portfolio, and who it is suited for
  • The time-horizon, temperament, and risk-tolerance required for angel investing
  • The appropriate mind-set when approaching angel investing
  • Expected investment returns from angel investing and the role of diversification
  • Why it's “far better to invest in the jockey than on the horse”
  • Balancing and matching between entrepreneurial execution and bright ideas
  • Mechanics and funding sequence of an angel deal
  • Post-investment lifecycle
  • The importance of networking with veteran angel investors prior to initial investments
  • How the Angel Capital Association vets angel investing groups
  • Learning through reading, finding a mentor, and investing
  • Gust.com angel investing platform, Singularity University and exponential technology

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